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Finance Analyst (newly qualified Accountant)


Finance Analyst (newly qualified Accountant)

Belfast | United Kingdom

Development opportunity for newly or recently qualified accountant with the ambition to shape a rewarding career with Bank of Ireland.

The Decision Support MI team is responsible for the production and analysis of monthly financial performance reporting to the Retail UK Leadership team, along with analysis of key drivers of financial metrics, product analysis and support to the Retail UK Business Partners. The team is also responsible for communicating the Retail UK divisional results with key stakeholders such as Group Performance & Analysis and the Group Executive Committee.

Purpose of the role:

You will play an integral role within the dynamic UK Finance function and be responsible for the consolidation and production of Retail UK MI across BOI UK Finance and Retail UK. The role holder will need to work collaboratively across the BOIUK Finance function.

Youwill have the opportunity to interact with a broad spectrum of colleagues across the Bank of Ireland Group.

Key Accountabilities:

Management reporting

  • Preparation of various Retail UK management reports.
  • The consolidation of information from Financial Control, Business Partners and Forecasting teams.
  • Implementing appropriate controls to ensure all data is consistent and accurate.
  • Reconciliation of forecast inputs from various sources into a consolidated UK view.
  • Drafting of papers for the Board and various committees to support effective decision making.
  • Adherence to deadlines at all times.
  • Working with the above teams to ensure that MI is continually optimised and best practices are used.
  • Analysis and identification of key trends in both actual and forecast data.
  • Demonstration of an ability to clearly and concisely summarise large volumes of data for reporting purposes, both actuals and forecast.Capable of positively influencing others, communicating effectively and working collaboratively as part of the UK Finance team.

Management & Leadership

  • Ability to cultivate effective working relations with colleagues from varying functional areas to collectively develop and deliver robust solutions for various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Use of initiative and to take a proactive approach to achieve success

Essential skills & experience:

  • Demonstrated Financial & Analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of technical accounting application and financial statements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • IT skills particularly with regard to data analysis (Excel) & presentation (Powerpoint and Word)

Essential qualifications, skills or experience:

  • Either newly qualified accountant or 5 years experience in a finance function in a bank

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Closing date: Sep 26, 2018
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